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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Mario Super Star Coasters! on: October 08, 2013 05:02:17 PM



I'm so addicted to making these little guys! I found the pattern on Ravelry. It's actually a blanket pattern but 5 rows makes a super cute star. Since I was using yellow yarn I couldn't help but see Mario stars! Now I see all kinds of possibilities... Christmas ornaments maybe? And I MUST acquire some sparkly yarn to try this pattern in. Oh boy! Hope you guys like!

P.s. The pattern is called the chromium star blanket. It's free!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I don't care what anyone says, I STILL love pokemon! on: March 07, 2012 03:59:14 AM
I bet i'm not the only one with a TACKLE BOX and BINDERS full of Pokemon cards that don't get much use nowadays. I love them too much to throw away and no one I know plays with them anymore. I decided to breathe a little life back into them and make a few of the cute ones into jewelry. I made a Pikachu one a while back, but then I stumbled across some Team Rocket cards and the pictures are so much cuter! I've got an obsession with bottlecaps and they are super easy to make into keychains or necklaces. Put them together and this is what I came up with.

I have a super handy dandy 1" circle punch from Martha Stewart that I used to punch out the pictures in just the right places. Glue into bottlecap, seal the outter side with Clear Gel Tacky Glue, let dry, and commence resin pouring! the great thing about the paper the cards are made of is you don't need to coat the front of the graphic to protect it like normal pictures.






 Hope you guys like the idea! Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Oh my goodness, I'm addicted to Crystal Clay... on: March 07, 2012 03:27:59 AM
So I work with resin a lot, and recently discovered this AMAZING stuff called Crystal Clay. It's a 2 part expoxy resin clay that when mixed and cured can be inlaid with just about anything. It's primarily used with Swarovski chatons, but i'm experimenting with all kinds of things.

I have to admit, this is addicting, and its SO easy! Just mix equal parts of the clay and hardener, set in bezel, and add goodies! What I find amazing is that there are several versions of this being sold for crazy amounts of money! My walmart has some in their jewelry case called Luminesce ranging from about $20-$80 and Swarovski.com has SEVERAL rings that are selling for about $200-$300 dollars!

Well I love sparkly stuff just as much as the next girl but I don't have the budget to drop that much! These are my first couple stabs at it and I am head over heels in love!






The hardest part is trying to get a picture that does the crystals justice. In real life they are SOOO sparkly. (Yes I am drooling).

I would very much appreciate any feedback would love to hear what everyone thinks!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recycled Pokemon Card Necklace on: September 25, 2011 10:01:44 PM
Ah, Pokemon cards... lets just say I have entirely too many of them. Years of obsession have left me with a tacklebox full of playing cards that don't get much attention nowadays. I wanted to do a special tribute to my not forgotten childhood days. I loved playing pokemon on my brick sized original gameboy and strategically making decks to beat my brother with  Grin I dug out my cards and found a couple I was willing to part with for the greater good. Pikachu was inevitably my pick because he's just so dang cute.

To kick it up a notch, I wanted to make it look like it was a holographic card, even though its not. Enter gold nail polish! I painted around pikachu and put it in bottlecap and filled it with resin. Now, can I make em' all?  Grin (just kidding... there are WAY too many now...  and I only rep the original 151...)



5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Chocolate Wrapper Necklace! on: September 25, 2011 09:34:56 PM
While devouring a can of delicious Almond Roca chocolates, I realized a had an abundance of these pretty little gold wrappers lying and thought I could do something cool with them. I cut a few different sizes and then wrapped them around a toothpick and glued the side in place. I strung all the beads on a wire and bent it so they wouldn't touch so I could seal them with mod podge. I wanted something on the necklace so it wouldn't look so plain so I made a tiny shrinky dink heart and covered it with the wrappers too.

I love the texture that the wrinkled up wrappers create and it is SUPER lightweight. Now I keep looking at all the different foil wrappers and there are tons of colors! Especially around the holidays! What a great excuse to eat lots of candy!  Grin

Hope you guys like it! (I believe I will have to scope out some halloween candy next!)




6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Another Wire Wrapped Crescent Moon Necklace on: February 23, 2011 01:18:15 AM
This is a necklace I made a while after I made my first crecent moon necklace (Which you can see here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348300.0;all) I made a slightly smaller moon and decided to go for a full on necklace instead of just stringing it on a chain.

I may have gone a little overboard but I like how it turned out. I used all kinds of stuff on this one. The necklace has howlite stone chips, cracked glass beads, metal and acrylic beads, chains, and stars of course! I also made matching earrings with some of the materials I had left over.

Hope you guys like it!







7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Crescent Moon and Star Necklace on: May 23, 2010 03:36:47 AM
This is a necklace that honestly came out of nowhere. I have a ton of semi precious stone chips that i've been using to make tree of life pendants. If you've ever made the TOL, you realize how tedious and time consuming it can be. Instead I just tried to use some of the same techniques to make something a little more light hearted and fun.

The stone chips are quartz I believe. The outside ring is actually just a spacer that I found at the craft store. Using a piece of memory wire, I made the inside curve of the moon and attached it to the ring. From there I strung the stone chips around using 24g wire.

I couldn't resist putting a star with it so I dug out an old necklace with some charms on it and gave one a new home. I just used the wire to attach a closed jump ring to the top of the ring and wrapped it around a few times.

Hope you guys like it. Comments greatly appreciated!

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Pretty Pink Wire Wrapped Earrings on: May 23, 2010 01:16:05 AM
After a little hiatus i'm been slowly getting back into making jewelry. I've seen lots of these earrings and I wanted to give it a shot myself. The base is memory wire. I used some 24g wire to wrap the crystals (plastic, not real, i'm not rich lol). I added a little purple crystal hanging in the middle.

I was pretty pleased with the results considering i've never tried this before.

What do you guys think? Comments greatly appreciated!


9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First shot at the infamous Tree of Life Pendant on: January 04, 2010 01:38:14 PM
This is my first attempt at the TOL pendant. I think it turned out alright. I was searching for a unique gift for a friend who has an obsession with trees, so what better way? Her favorite color is also purple. I used semi-precious amethyst chips for the leaves and 26 gage wire that i spent ALOT of time wrapping! Comments are greatly appreciated!


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Blink 182 Recon~Huge tee to lacy tank on: June 08, 2005 08:21:16 PM
So i had this one gigantic blink 182 tee that i wanted somthing to do with.. it was an XL and REALLY too big for me, (doesnt look too bad in the pic but it literally falls off me)(lol)   so i decided to make it into a tank top.. First i laid the shirt out and cut it like a tube top, sewed it together and added the band across the top. i sewed on straps and finally added some lace to the bottom to spice it up a bit.. hope ya like! Cool

Before..
http://l099.myspace.com/00126/99/06/126346099_l.jpg

After..
http://l281.myspace.com/00126/18/20/126350281_l.jpg

Tell me what ya think!! Wink
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